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Old 04-13-17, 06:16 PM
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Help me decide on a road bike daily commuter

Hi y'all! Long time lurker, first time asking silly questions.

Does anyone want to weigh in on which of these craigslist finds I should go for? They are all more or less my size and price range. I know that much of it is a matter of personal preference, but if you had to choose one of these modest machines, which would you go for?

Schwinn Traveler:
annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/6073729245.html

Trek 330:
detroit.craigslist.org/okl/bik/6081384897.html

Peugeot PH10:
detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bik/6082178508.html

Raleigh Super Course:
detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/bik/6080987225.html

As a little bit of background, I had a mid-80's Trek road bike that I loved for about ten years, and gradually built up from a bunch of janky components to something that worked for me. Then it was promptly stolen, from my own yard, while I was home, somehow.

Your experience, expertise, and thoughts are appreciated!
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Old 04-13-17, 06:22 PM
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If it helps, I will be outfitting it with fenders and a rear rack. Maybe a little winter riding. And my commute is probably a bit hillier than the average Michigan road.
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Old 04-13-17, 06:43 PM
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I should choose the Raleigh, but the price is too high in my opinion. (I have one for sale on Cleveland CList for 270$, but it is no interest yet).
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The Super Course is my listing.

I have a refurbished early 1980s Trek 500 I think, in 62cmas well, but haven't had a chance to photograph it yet.

Also, a refurbished Raleigh Technium in 60 or 62 as well.
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thanks, marius.suiram.

oddjob2: hope you don't mind my linking your listing. i don't really know what the norms are on this kind of thing. i'd love to see the trek when you have it photographed. is it 500 series, or maybe a 520? i'd prefer a touring set up if i can find one.
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Below is an as purchased photo of the Trek, 1983 500 . Paint is excellent, bike has been overhauled and a different saddle.



I have a few other Treks 60-62cm, but no pics handy.

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